Family First Prevention Services Act

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The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) is the most sweeping federal legislation to impact child welfare funding in over 30 years. The Act, which passed in February 2018, allows states to use existing child welfare federal funds in new ways. It also contains several provisions aimed at improving outcomes for children and families receiving child welfare services. This article

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Update on Rylan’s Law – The Family and Child Protection and Accountability Act
Improving North Carolina’s Child Welfare System

House Bill 630 (S.L. 2017-41), the Family and Child Protection and Accountability Act, is strengthening North Carolina’s social services and child welfare systems. Known as Rylan’s Law, the bill calls for the reformation of North Carolina’s child welfare and social services systems to improve child safety and increase transparency and accountability. Major changes include North Carolina Division of Social Services

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What about the Rise in Foster Care Placements?

Resource family recruitment and retention is vitally important, but it’s only part of the equation. What is behind the rise in the foster care population? Our national struggle with opioid misuse is one likely cause. Overdoses, a measure of the seriousness of this epidemic, have risen dramatically in recent years. In the U.S., overdoses involving opioids killed 33,100 in 2015,

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Family First Prevention Services Act
Historic Reforms to Child Welfare System Will Improve Outcomes for Children

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by the Children’s Defense Fund • On February 9, 2018, President Trump signed into law the landmark bipartisan Family First Prevention Services Act, as part of Division E in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R. 1892). Family First includes long-overdue historic reforms to help keep children safely with their families and avoid the traumatic experience of entering foster care,

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Improving NC’s Child Welfare System
Update on the Family and Child Protection and Accountability Act (HB 630)

House Bill 630 (S.L. 2017-41) is strengthening NC’s social service system Known as Rylan’s Law, the Family and Child Protection and Accountability Act will serve as the foundation for changes in how the North Carolina Division of Social Services (NC DSS) and the 100 county department of social services offices serve children and families. We are committed to keeping our

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New legislation will improve North Carolina’s child welfare system
Overview of the Family and Child Protection and Accountability Act

Governor Roy Cooper signed House Bill 630 into legislation (S.L. 2017-41) on June 21, 2017, strengthening North Carolina’s social service system. Known as Rylan’s Law, the Family and Child Protection and Accountability Act will serve as the foundation for changes in how the North Carolina Division of Social Services (NC DSS) and the 100 county department of social services offices

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Help Us Find Families for These Children

For more information on these children or adoption in general, call the NC Kids Adoption and Foster Care Network at 1-877-NCKIDS-1, www.adoptnckids.org. Christian (age 13) Christian is a smart and funny young man who is everybody’s friend. He is a very compassionate child who is always concerned about other people’s feelings. He likes to draw and is always open to

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